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There is a real hunger for success in America. People like to be around it, too much so when you look at the cult of celebrity over there. What I would like to see is Irish people embrace Irish cinema. I don't think that has happened yet. They [Irish film-makers] have to go away and become famous and then they have the green stamp of approval and come back.
Her Oscar-nomination (along with sister Naomi Sheridan
and father Jim Sheridan
) for "Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen" for In America
(2002) marked the first time that father and daughter were Oscar-nominated for Writing for the same movie